TLC is trying to make lemonade out of 19 Kids and Counting’s Josh Duggar revealing he molested his little sisters as a teen. Although leaving the Duggars on the air would have been terrible PR, featuring Jill and Jessa Duggar—two of Josh’s victims—in a documentary special about child sex abuse strikes the perfect balance between acknowledging the problem and milking a big, troubled TV family for publicity.
The Duggar family has emphasized repeatedly that eldest son Josh received some form of “counseling” after he confessed to molesting five underage girls in the family home as a teenager. What was not discussed, until the second installment of Fox News’ Duggar family interviews aired Friday night, was who paid for it. According to his sister Jill, the answer is: Josh Duggar.